I am a Photographer. 

 

“Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.”

                                                                                                                                                ---------- Eugene Ionesco

 

Beauty - It is hard to describe, seemingly such a shallow and common word to most, it speaks so simply to me, yet baffles me so deeply. To me beauty its more than just what one sees, it is a manifestation of what one feels, seeks, as well as an idea that is deeply embedded throughout our lives by what we have been through in life, what has been forced upon us, what was carved in our minds with and without our choice. Beauty is what we are all looking for — in one sense or another — to complete us as a whole. But most profoundly, beauty is what is ripped from us; in other words, beauty is the sculptural figure of our own lives. 

For long time I was unable to put a name to what drives my work, or how I live my life for that matter. But I have always know it exists; I can feel it. I was never lost. It is like a phantom — this simple primal attraction has always been a strong presence for my practice. As an artist working toward beautiful images, symbols run through most of my work, depth grows, ideas blooming, but the central concept of beauty has never changed.

The realisation came to me gradually as photography became my most direct contact with myself - and my attraction. It all started from the simple desire to capture a beautiful man’s features with my camera. It was not about sex; it was not about love; it was just about how desperately I want to keep that beautiful face in my sight for eternity. It is like finding pretty butterfly; I do not need its body, soul, or its mind. I just want to look at it more. So I jumped down this rabbit hole and began series of works of nudity, introducing inanimate objects, to create a study of sexuality, sensuality, and to finally refocusing on what was driving me to this work in the first place - beauty.